Monday, 17 February 2014

Maya and Mascara

I hope you all had a good weekend.  I had quite a busy one, and for once it didn't involve any crafting.  Actually none at all, to the point where I started twitching with withdrawal symptoms!  :0)

Anyway, I know it's only mid February but I'm continuing my mission to get my Christmas cards made throughout the year.  So I've got another one to share today.

This one features one of my favourite Whiff of Joy images of Maya and Kitty sledging.  I've used mainly browns (to match the papers and embellishments) but added a sprinkling of pink to give it a bit of a pop.

The Village Lamp is a lovely die that I've used for the first time today, and I've coloured it in gold, but perhaps not using something that you might expect!  That's where the make-up hint lies in the title of this post.

The gold is actually an eye-liner that I bought in a Body Shop sale a looooong time ago, and found in an old make-up bag completely unused a couple of years ago.  At that time, I decided that I had no idea what on earth I was thinking when I bought it, but I certainly don't think I would ever wear gold make-up.  So it became a crafting item instead (which might have been the original intention anyway!).  And it's laid unused until today!  To be honest I thought it would have dried up by now.  But nope!!  Still good, and the little brush applicator was perfect to paint the die cut.

I'll admit that on the make-up front, I'm a simple mascara kind of girl.  I wouldn't want to be seen dead without that.  And I do also wear a spot of eye-shadow in the week for work.  But that's it.  The whole foundation-concealer-lipstick-blusher-bronzer stuff escapes me.  I'd rather have an extra 10 minutes in bed than be under the false impression that anything I do with various pots, sticks, brushes and lotions can make much improvement!!  Plus any lippy seems to have blotted off within an hour if I do wear it for a special occasion / wedding etc.

Lip-balms on the other hand, well ... I have dozens of those little suckers!!   And I think that lip-balm is much more suited for little Maya as she goes sledging with her kitty on a cold winter's day!  :0)

And don't forget it's the final few days of The Stamp Basket sale, so pop over to grab your bargains before it ends.

Card Recipe, featuring items from The Stamp Basket:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting


Kat W said...

I'm catching up after my holiday and enjoyed looking over your latest creations - my faves are the stunning gift box (drool...) and the sweet Tilda card.
This Christmas card is adorable and so clever to use the eye liner to colour the die cut!
If you are twitching after a weekend of no crafting, imagine how much I can't wait to get back in my craft room after a week away - lol!
Big hugs, Kat x

Squirrel x said...

Only you could use eye-liner as paint missus, but what a fabulous result. Love little Maya, although I can't imagine Vince in a harness - Arnie maybe! Gorgeous card hunny. Hugs xx

Sarah said...

What an innovative idea there no end to your talents,(apart from your secret 70's tribute band that was the real reason for the gold eyeliner shhhhh!!). The lamp post looks fantastic and compliments the rest of the gorgeous card. Certainly little Maya should use tons of lip balm when sledging, as I do when out on the horse who, incidentally doesn't appreciate lip gloss!! xx

Carol S. said...

Pretty card and love the lamp post. I am sure you are a secret hippy! Bright pink eyeshadow and gold mascara!! Mmmm!! Well done on your challrnge win. I loved your hanging. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So gorgeous, love the sweet image and clever use of the make up well done

Pollard Carole said...

Fab card great tip will the eye liner The Body Shop will sell out you should ask for a commission for boosting sales !!Its such a cute image just lovely Love and Happy crafting Carole x

Mojca said...

Oh looks so pretty Annette. I knoe ehat you mean .. since I got a job I also don't have a lot of time for crafty so I hear you :) hugs! Mojca

Christine L said...

Hi Annette..

Oooh this is a fabulous Christmas card.. loving the little image and the scene you've created with the fence and lamp! And wowwwwwww clever you using the gold eye liner!! Looks really good! And the pink to make it pop... perfect!

You are sooooo very organised, you put me to shame. My Christmas cards, as you know... start to be done in about November!

Big hugs
Christine x

Mamma Mia said...

Gorgeous card Annette - love the die cut and as for your colouring tip .... well, that's another one for my "frugal crafting" line!!!!!! :o)
Helen x

Dot said...

Very very cute and beautiful, Annette,
hugs Dorte

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous Christmas card and just love the golden lamp post..Fabulous colouring and sparkly snow..


Wishcraft said...

I used to wear loads of make up (well, not LOADS, but you know what I mean... I did my whole face!), now it's a quick swipe over with Body Shop all-in-one face base and a dab of gloss or lip balm... eye liner if I can be bothered! Anyway... fab idea with the gold eye liner and a super cute card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Love that you used some fantastic gold cosmetics (which is my 2nd love right behind crafting!!)

Deanne :)

Whisper said...

Aaah absolutely gorgeous and i so love that street light die too, and thanks for joining us at Penny Black And More this month and good luck, Luv Sam x

Larissa said...

Very adorable card! Love the sweet image.

I am also a mascara only girl. I don't even use eye-shadow. I prefer to color images instead of my eyes. ;)


Larissa said...

Very adorable card! Love the sweet image.

I am also a mascara only girl. I don't even use eye-shadow. I prefer to color images instead of my eyes. ;)


Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

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